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COFPAES-hosted Federal Markets Conference coming up in September
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COFPAES, the Council on Federal Procurement of Architectural & Engineering Services, of which ACSM/NSPS is a member, will host a Federal Markets Conference on Thursday, Sept. 22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ACSM/NSPS members are invited to attend. More

Surveying the capitol: Mid-year legislature summary
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ACSM is playing a huge role in the LightSquared GPS issue. Since the issue broke back in January, ACSM has joined the Save our GPS Coalition, submitted comments on the issue to the FCC, and met with a number of key Congressional staff on the issue. It was also a topic of discussion on the ACSM Radio Hour on March 14. More

LightSquared hits out at GPS equipment makers
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In the latest move between LightSquared, the start-up carrier which proposes a national 4G terrestrial mobile broadband network, and those who claim its use of the L1 frequency band will interfere with GPS signals, the Virginia-based company has hit out at GPS receiver makers for ignoring agreed "guard band" limits. More

Article spotlights Topcon asset management technology
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The Wall Street Journal, one of the world's most prestigious publications, recently examined remote asset management technology for the construction industry that not only monitors how machines are being used (and sometimes abused) but also can help slash energy costs, and determine machine location as well as prevent theft. Topcon was listed as a company that develops and sells the technology and monitoring services to the equipment manufacturers and directly to equipment owners. More

The LightSquared watch: Webinar Aug. 18
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The Federal Communications Commission finished taking public comments on the LightSquared interference with GPS issue on July 30, and the period for replies to those comments closed on Aug. 15. Now, the FCC can render a decision at any time, and some have speculated that the agency will take advantage of the congressional recess to follow its own head. More

Rough ride for highway funds
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According to the latest America THINKS survey from HNTB Corporation, people are fed up with congested, crumbling roads and are looking for decisions from local and regional officials about how to prioritize fixing them. Many Americans are bothered by the condition of their highways, with slightly more than one in two (54 percent) having a problem with the poor road conditions and half (50 percent) saying these byways are too jammed. More

Affordable health insurance for ACSM members
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The key to finding affordable group and individual health insurance is to know exactly what you need and what you can afford. By knowing what you need, you can choose the right insurance plan that suits you and your employees best without costing too much. ACSM has partnered with Mass Marketing Insurance Consultants, Inc. to help you design a health care program to fit your needs, your employee's needs and your budget. More

CST Board is proud to announce ...
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During the months of June and July 2011, 26 individuals successfully passed the Certified Survey Technician exam (levels I, II, and III, respectively). Congratulations from the CST Board and the entire surveying community! More

Trade shows — Are they in or out?
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A ZweigWhite survey reveals that while many architecture, engineering, planning and environmental firms still see value in participating and attending trade shows, other faster and lower-cost alternatives may be pushing them toward slow obsolescence. The ZweigWhite 2011 Marketing Survey reveals that more than two-thirds of firms, 65 percent have rented a booth at a trade show. More

How geodemographics has changed over 40 years
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More than 40 years ago, marketers employed "the power of location" to help answer key questions: Who are my customers, where do they live, what media do they consume, and how can I find more of them. Originally, ZIP codes, and eventually addresses, were used to pinpoint a customer's location and enable calculations to determine the distance consumers travel to a business, to find pockets of high potential customers and to target door-to-door advertising. More

A world full of sensors
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Scientists of the TU Darmstadt are working on the Smart City. Smart phones, equipped with numerous sensors, significantly simplify for their owners the organization of several aspects of their lives. But this is only the beginning; scientists of Darmstadt envision an entire smart city in which all sensor-equipped devices are interlinked in an intelligent manner. More

GeoGeek speak: Common terms, defined
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Are you a GeoGeek or wanna-be GeoGeek? If so and you want to participate in GeoGeek discussions then this fabulous and updated list of new GeoSpeak terms will serve you well. More

200 years to the day, voyager canoes arrive in Astoria
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On July 15, the Professional Land Surveyors of Oregon welcomed the David Thompson Canoe Brigade to Astoria. There was rain, black powder and banners galore. This group of folks left Invermere, Canada, on June 3 and paddled their voyager canoes over 1,043 miles to arrive at Astoria 200 years to the day that David Thompson himself arrived here. More

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